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No Damages Awarded for Job-Related Hand Injury

A female New York prisoner prevails but is awarded no damages for an on-the-job hand injury.

Ms. Miner was a New York prisoner when her hand was caught in a plate roller she was operating. She sustained only minor injuries.

Minor filed suit in the New York Court of Claims, alleging prison officials negligently failed to properly train her on the machine, and in not providing a safe workplace. In April 1992, the court found prison officials 75 percent negligent and Miner 25 percent negligent, but awarded no monetary damages. See: Miner v. State of New York, No. 76641 (1992 WL 12043603).

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Miner v. State of New York